The embattled headmaster of the Ghana Senior High School (GHANASCO, Douglas Haruna Yakubu has refuted claims suggesting the school has converted toilet facilities into dormitories.
Yakubu’s comment comes after the Ghana Education Service (GES) directed him and the senior housemaster of the school to step aside after a widely circulated video showed students using toilet cubicles as dormitories in the school.
Speaking to Asaase News, the headmaster of GHANASCO, Yakubu said “We have never converted toilet facilities into dormitories, and I will reiterate this point, we have never and it will never happen.”
Yakubu added, “We have enough dormitories for students, lots of it, we can admit more students.”
He insists the journalist who shot the viral video disguised himself as someone working with an NGO.
Listen to Douglas Haruna Yakubu in the attached audio clip below:
Meanwhile, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has directed the headmaster and the senior housemaster of the Ghana Senior High School (GHANASCO) in Tamale to step aside.
According to the GES, the school has excess capacity to even house an extra 300 students, with only 1467 out of 1790 vacancies declared by the school being filled.
The GES in a statement said it was thus unacceptable for students to be sleeping in such a place.
Read the full statement below: